The School of Politics and International Relations provides a welcoming, supportive, and engaging student experience.
You will have a designated personal tutor appointed from our teaching staff who will take a close interest in your academic progress and act as a first port of call for general enquiries and trouble-shooting.
University is a time of great personal development, and sensitive advice and encouragement from your tutor can help you make the best of your time. As well as offering advice on academic concerns and career development, your tutor is there to talk over general problems and can be an approachable source of support and sympathy.
The school also has a designated Student Support Officer who will be on hand to give pastoral care - to help you with general problems and to be a source of support when needed.
The needs of our students take priority in the running of our degree programmes. Our courses and modules are subject to regular reviews that rely heavily on student feedback. We have active Learning Community Forums on each of our campuses. Student views are also taken into consideration in the appointment of new staff.
We also have a student-staff consultative committee and students are represented to ensure that you have your say in the school. Student views are also represented to the school through the university's process of student evaluation of modules and teaching.
The university also provides a wide range of academic support, offering a personal and practical approach to academic study and opportunities for students to develop their learning strategies. The university also provides specialist academic support for students with dyslexia, dyspraxia and other specific learning difficulties.